MassLive.com | October 27, 2015
Alliance Leader Roger Freeman, Founder and President of Solventerra, testified at the State House hearing in support of bill S.1747, calling the proposal "a market based solution that addresses climate change while driving innovation and job growth in the Commonwealth."
Alliance Board Member Colette Phillips, President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, is featured in the Boston Business Journal for her lifetime of leadership in diversity.
The Alliance is recognized for its role in the unanimous passing of Massachusetts State Resolution S1007, proposed by Senator Karen Spilka, in the House of Representatives. The resolution urges companies to put at least three women on their boards of nine or greater by the year 2018, or at least two women for smaller companies. The passing of the non-binding resolution, which was also passed by the Massachusetts Senate over the summer, shows a commitment to gender diversity in local business.
Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, co-founder and principal of InkHouse, comments on the advancement of women and and minorities into leadership positions in the business world.
Jesse Mermell, Executive Director of The Alliance, provides commentary on the need for new revenue in order to make economic growth and opportunity.
Tedd Saunders, Chief Sustainability Officer of the Saunders Hotel Group, provides commentary on the important of mass transit system.
Alliance Leader Jeff Bussgang, Managing Partner at Flybridge Capital, and Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell promote the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program.
Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell is quoted on the MBTA disruption's effect on businesses.
Sandy Lish, Founder and Principal of The Castle Group, explains why this candid, closed-door discussion moved the ball forward.
JoAnn Cavallaro, president of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast., reports on Clearing the Path.
Clearing the Path host and Alliance leader Jim Roosevelt, CEO of Tufts Health Plan, joined Betsy Myers, Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University and Clearing the Path moderator, on Radio Boston.
Joanna Weiss of the Globe interviews Alliance Leader and Harvard Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter about the possible impact of Clearing the Path.
Governor Deval Patrick and Alliance Leader Trish Karter, a Clearing the Path host, explain the need for the gathering.
"If you think college is too expensive, think about how costly it is if students don’t finish... . Simply put, US high schools are not adequately preparing students to be successful in college. "
Alliance Leader and former CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Josh Boger joins Rick Burnes, co-founder and partner emeritus in Charles River Ventures, in calling for the expansion of programs which increase the number of students who are prepared for college, and the number wo go on to complete a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) major.
Norm Gorin, CEO of Instinct Health Science, said in the Metrowest Daily News, "Unless people at the bottom of the pyramid have enough money to buy what businesses are offering and thereby create demand, job growth will slow. It’s a common-sense equation, but some business owners taking the short-term view are missing it entirely."
"As a member of the Alliance for Business Leadership, an organization of CEOs, investors, and business innovators, I am joined by many high-level executives in calling for an immediate rise in the minimum wage," wrote Linda Moulton, CEO of TRU Corporation.